Tails of Seattle: A pets blog
July pet events: Cat deals, Go Dog, Go! festival and adoptions
It's nice to be able to get out, stretch and relax, and there are several pet festivals and other events this month that will let you do just that.
If you're looking to adopt an animal, checkout the special discounts at some events. Several shelters and rescue groups are offering deals because they are at or near capacity and need to get more pets into homes where they too can stretch out and relax.
"To say we're bursting at the seams would be an understatement," wrote Kitsap Humane Society spokeswoman Kristin Lauver in an email. See the "Name Your Price" item at end of this post for more adoption information from KHS.
Here are some of the July events:
Fabulous Felines: Noon-3 p.m. July 14, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle. The Seattle Animal Shelter is waiving the adoption fees on all cats 6 months and older for this one-day event. Licensing fees will still apply. Alley Cat Project will also have cats and kittens available for adoption.
http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org and http://www.alleycatproject.org/
Mill Creek Festival Pet Plaza: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 14 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15, parking lot of the Mill Creek Pavilion, northwest corner of 161st St. S.E. and Bothell-Everett Hwy., Mill Creek. See Puget Sound DockDogs competitions, K-9 units and demonstrations of canine sports. The Pet Plaza is part of a larger festival that includes music, food, vendors and family activities.
http://www.millcreekfestival.com/index or http://www.millcreekfestival.com/pet-plaza
Poochapalooza: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14, Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd St. N.E., Marysville. Got a chow hound? Then head to the pie-eating contest at this event. There are also other contests and activities including the Fashions and Rescues Runway Show, flyball, dancing dogs and vendors. General admission is $5. Proceeds support Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park needs and M-DOG's community activities.
Pet-A-Palooza: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 14, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond. Got a stupid pet trick? Audition for The Late Show with David Letterman at this event. The free event also has family activities, entertainment, agility demonstrations, pet adoptions, pet-related products and services.
Red, White and Blue Want You! 10-3 p.m., July 15, Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center, 7338 26th St. E., Building F, Fife. This Pawsitive Alliance event includes vendors outside and a parade of adoptable pets (slated to start at 11:15 a.m). Doors open for adoptions at noon.
Go Dog, Go! Kirkland Canine Festival & Dog Walk: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28, Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland. The 2-mile dog walk starts at 10:30 a.m. ($20/family). The free festival includes exhibitors, food booths, demonstrations of dog sports, music, contests and other entertainment.
Meow in Mukilteo: Noon-3 p.m. July 29, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Pawsitive Alliance is hosting an adoption event with eight cat rescue groups.
Vintage Cat Special: Through July 31, several locations including Purrfect Pals shelter, 230 McRae Road N.E., Arlington. Purrfect Pals is reducing its adoption fee for cats seven years or older. The reduced fee is $50 for a single cat. Bonded pairs of "vintage" cats can be adopted for $75. That's half the usual fee.
Name Your Price: Kitsap Humane Society, 9167 Dickey Road N.W., Silverdale. KHS is at capacity so it's making two "limited time" offers. In one offer, adopters can name the fee on any adult animal (age 1 year and older). Adoption fees are usually $135 for dogs and $80 for cats. (Each KHS animal receives at least $150 of wellness care in preparation for adoption, including microchip ID implantation, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, deworming and flea treatment.) There's also a "twofer" deal on kittens which are $125 each or $200 for two. Kitten adoptions are usually $150 each. For more information on the offers and the animals at KHS, go to http://kitsap-humane.org/.
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